Highlight of the new Altima will be a new look. Designers are planning to launch it redesigned, with more sporty appearance after receiving a lot of negative critics. It is likely for 2017 Nissan Altima and new Sentra to share platforms, so many features and solutions could be similar. Last few improvements were made on infotainment system and fuel economy with V6 engine. For 2016 there could be such similar modifications since mid-cycle refresh is planned, while new generation has not started its developing yet. However, this mid-size sedan was pretty popular in recent years, so the same is expected form 2017 Altima.
2017 Nissan Altima changes
This refreshment won’t bring big changes under the hood. Same lineup is expected to find their way to 2017 Nissan Altima. It is, as standard option, 2.5-liter four-cylinder. It can deliver up to 182 hp and 180 pound-feet of torque. Also, 2017 Altima get stronger, V6 version, 3.5-l unit with output of 270 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque. Nissan plans to make fuel economy boost on new Altima. Current model’s mileage should rise to 38 mpg on the highway, which is excellent result for mid-size sedans. For example, Toyota Camry can go 35 mpg and Honda Accord 1 mpg more.
2017 Nissan Altima redesign
There is still too much time before 2017 Nissan Altima comes out of the factories, and its designer could make a lot changes on it by then. However, exterior shouldn’t take too many changes and modifications. Expected refreshments are on wheels, lamps and bumper. Overall dimensions will be similar, since same platform is used again. What is expected is less use of chrome on front. Hood and roof could get some new visual appearance. Inside, latest Nissan Connect infotainment system will be installed for sure. Overall space could be enlarged with new layout and repositioning of interior equipment. Dashboard gets few new details, and 2017 Altima could get few additional features packages to choose and some trim levels.
2017 Nissan Altima arrival
Since release date of the 2016 model year is not confirmed yet, we guess that 2017 Nissan Altima won’t be out before 2017. Also, price shouldn’t be higher too much since no big changes will be applied to this mid-cycle refreshment.